Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Immigration major focus of federal enforcement

I'm not sure what this means: Is this administration much harder on immigrants than the media have told us; or, are there just a lot more criminals during the Obama years to investigate than we thought? Criminal prosecutions of immigrants are down 15% from 2013, but up 85% from 2006

“Immigration remains the major focus of all federal criminal enforcement efforts. The latest available data show that criminal prosecutions for illegal entry, illegal re-entry, and similar immigration violations made up 52 percent of all federal prosecutions in FY 2016. During the 12 months ending September 30, immigration prosecutions totaled 69,636. This number compares with just 63,405 prosecutions for all other federal crimes — including drugs, weapons, fraud, and violations of the thousands of other criminal provisions that the federal government is responsible for enforcing. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security was the lead investigative agency for 86.9 percent of these prosecutions." 



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